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La Hechizera - taqueria in N. Dallas

HalfBaked | Feb 14, 2008 06:25 PM

Hubby and I have really been craving taqueria food lately, so last weekend after reading dallasfood.org's Mexican on Maple (huge fan!) I headed to one that he listed as being the most popular (i.e. BEST) La Hechizera on Inwood from my cozy little condo in Bent Tree Forest area. It was Saturday around 4 and omg, what an experience. Finding it was crazy as I was looking for this blue building - read the article to see why. Place was packed - standing room only and I being the whitest white girl some of them have seen in a while. I got to practice my 1 semester of high school spanish - cashier was real impressed.
The quesadilla was exactly as it was described - "raw masa is formed into a pocket, filled with meat (chorizo, in this case) and quesillo, squeezed shut, then deep fried." -- I thought I'd died and went to Mexiheaven! Also got the huarache - pronounced warochay. It's like a huge sope with meat, cheese, avocado and crema on top - delish.
Ok, this is all great, right? But what does it have to do with a taqueria in N. Dallas.
After getting home I did a little more searching for taquerias near home.. and boy did it take some digging to find one!! But find one I did and it happened to be the new north side little sister to La Hechizera on the south side of town. What luck? This place turns out to be a min-chain known for their tortas. No doubt their popularity encouraged by D Magazine voting their pablano torta one of the best in the city. At less than 5 blocks away this was probably my best bet, so off we went.
Hubby had the fajita taco and I had the tacos al pastor. Only 1 tortilla and the cilantro/onion were already garnishing the tacos when they were served. But I'm not complaining as that's exactly the way I like it. Only disappointment was no grilled jalapeno like the ones at La Parilla on Harry Hines, buy with a little squeeze of lime the pork turned into a sublime, tangy and totally satisfying mouthful. The fajita meat a nice beefy flavor enhanced by the toothy onion and tortilla. I am hooked! See you there.

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